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Marketplace for December 5, 2008
Dec 5, 2008

Marketplace for December 5, 2008

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Segments From this episode

Job losses mount across all sectors

Dec 5, 2008
Today's jobless report was worse than many analysts expected. The economy lost 533,000 jobs last month, the most since 1974. And the 6.7% unemployment rate was the highest since 1993. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Economic lessons -- the hard way

Dec 5, 2008
A year into a recession and job losses are getting steeper. That's not good. Recovery hinges on people working and starting to buy again. Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon looks at where we can go from here.

Oil price drop not a steadying factor

Dec 5, 2008
For months, companies have been suffering from the high price of oil -- airlines, carmakers, truckers, you name it. How are they doing now that crude is down 70%? Alisa Roth reports.

Weekly Wrap: A few ups, lots of downs

Dec 5, 2008
In our Weekly Wrap, Kai Ryssdal talks with Fortune's Leigh Gallagher's Felix Salmon about this week's jobs numbers, the "official" recession, the whip-sawing markets, and the automakers' continued pleas to Congress.

Fund tries making best of bad times

Dec 5, 2008
Hedge funds have been blamed for fueling the financial crisis. Amy Scott paid a visit to one fund that's hoping to take the lemons this economy's offering and make lemonade.

Clinton's debt becomes State issue

Dec 5, 2008
Sen. Hillary Clinton still owes $7 million in campaign debts, and there are laws that won't allow her to raise the money if she's confirmed as Secretary of State. Jeanne Cummings of Politico discusses Clinton's options with Kai Ryssdal.

Economic anxiety permeates workplace

Dec 5, 2008
With layoffs and cutbacks, some workplaces have become downright bleak. Kai Ryssdal looks at how downsizing is impacting businesses and their employees.

Music from the episode

Hypertexan Ben Benjamin
Genevieve (with Bart Davenport) Greyboy, Bart Davenport
Lake Michigan Rogue Wave
Soul Dressing - Single Version Booker T. & the M.G.'s